limitless. flowers for algernon. understand.

...i was talking to a friend about the newly released film "limitless" the other day and how i thought it was a great concept, but lacked a proper screenplay and execution to do the storyline the justice it had potential for. he then mentioned the book flowers for algernon somewhere in the conversation... and so i recently picked it up and read it straight through.

before continuing, let me just say - at the risk of sounding like a complete nerd - i took it a step further by actually researching the author, daniel keyes, in detail after coming across a short summary of how this novel came to be the actual premise in which limitless was based upon... and wow. it really did give me a newfound appreciation for the subject matter.

definitely a great and easy read. i would highly recommend this to everyone. i don't know how it skipped my high school, but who knows if i would've appreciated it back then anyways. very poignant and insightful... and it was one of those literary works that deeply tugged at my heart strings from the very beginning.

going off on another tangent here, it also led me to read the novellette, "understand" by ted chiang. again, so good too... similar concepts :) again, highly recommended! click here to read it, right now - for free! and if you do/did, let me know what you think of it..!

♪ ♩ ♫ what is the light, that you have shining all around you? is it chemically derived?
'cause if it's natural, something glowing from inside... shining all around you. it's potential has arrived... ♪ ♩ ♫


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